The UK’s National Gallery was holding a preview of its 2010 slate of exhibitions–one on Canaletto showing the painter’s distinctive genius; the other is a show of fakes–but Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth project was never far from the journalists minds. Bloomberg‘s Farah Nayeri explains:
As Penny spoke, a woman in a white spacesuit gestured on a plinth outside the gallery’s windows, addressing bystanders with a megaphone. She is part of sculptor Antony Gormley’s 100-day installation “One & Other,” which involves a randomly chosen person occupying the platform for an hour at a time, 24 hours a day.
Penny was asked to give his view of the work.
“It does strike me, as a historian of sculpture, as more to do with theater than sculpture,” he said. “I leave it to the theater critics to decide.”